Jose Mourinho: ‘We will be ready in July for two or three good players’

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he wants to bring in “two or three” new faces this summer. The Portuguese gaffer, who guided his team to the EFL Cup victory on Sunday has immediately set sights on winning more trophies.

“I think with this group of players, the squad we have and the difficulties we are having during the season and I think we are more than fine,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “I think we will be ready in July to open the door for two or three good players to help us to improve our level.”

United are currently 15 points off Premier League leaders Chelsea. Mourinho is already planning to reduce the gap next term by bringing in more quality signings, according to Manchester Evening News.

The 55-year-old believes that his Manchester United side is now well settled to make the next step. The Red Devils have been able to find a philosophy and a level of stability in their play.

“The next push is the next transfer window. We didn’t use it in the winter. We are obviously going to use it in the summer,” Mourinho added.

The former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager mentioned that the club will look to keep a “huge percentage” of the players next season. However, there will be some newer additions to make the “next push.”

Manchester United eye Gianluigi Donnarumma should De Gea leave for Madrid

Manchester United are presently the front runners in signing AC Milan’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 18-year-old wonder-keeper is being valued at £40million ($50m). But, Milan wants to keep hold of their prized teenager.

The Red Devils are contemplating a worst case scenario where David de Gea leaves in the summer for Real Madrid. The Los Blancos are reportedly expected to renew their interest in the Spain international goalkeeper, whom they failed to sign a couple of years ago, according to Express.

Mourinho has sent scouts to watch Donnarumma in action for the Serie A outfit. The 18-year-old shot stopper has only a year left on his current deal with Milan and is yet to renew his contract.

Adriano Galliani, AC Milan general manager did not pay any attention to United’s interest in the player. He instead preferred to mention what he will be buying for Donnarumma on the goalkeeper’s birthday.

“It is great to celebrate Gigio’s birthday after a big win versus Sassuolo. He is a great kid and he has given a lot to Milan. Birthday Gift? I will be giving him a Cartier pen,” Galliani said to Calciomercato.

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